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Photos: Fire guts facilities at GBC

Some facilities at the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) caught fire Friday evening.
The fire is reported to have gutted one of the stores of the state broadcaster before spreading to the other facilities within the premises.

Ghanaians demonstrate against Akufo-Addo in London

Scores of Ghanaians in the United Kingdom and Ireland gathered at Westminster to demonstrate against the government of President Akufo-Addo.
The president was due to address a town hall meeting before the demonstrators hit the streets with placards protesting against “lawlessness in Ghana” and alleged corruption among others.

Photos from Stonebwoy’s wedding + meet his powerful father-in-law

The marriage of reggae/dancehall act, Stonebwoy to Dr. Louisa Ansong seems to be a very private event but photos are gradually trickling in, and here are some photos from what seem to be the traditional wedding of the couple.
Report has it that the white wedding currently going on at Trade Fair in Accra the  and military secured engagement ceremony, which happened earlier in the day at Dr. Louisa Ansong’s family house.

Katy Perry Becomes First Twitter User to Hit 100 Million Followers

Singer Katy Perry, who just released her electronica-inflected album “Witness,” has become the first Twitter user to reach 100 million followers.
Perry, who joined Twitter in February 2009, reached 50 million users by mid-2012. Twitter congratulated Perry with a retrospective video of her tweets over the years:

UK to agree Brexit divorce bill before trade talks - EU sources

The UK has agreed to sort out its EU "divorce bill" and citizens' residence rights before starting Brexit trade talks, EU sources have told the BBC.
But the UK's Brexit department has insisted a trade deal must be agreed at the same time. 
Brexit negotiations are due to start on Monday in Brussels but that will be the only day of talks next week.
The talks are set to continue every month throughout the summer.

Amazon to buy Whole Foods for $13.7bn

Online retail giant Amazon is buying Whole Foods in a $13.7bn (£10.7bn) deal that marks its biggest push into traditional retailing yet.
Amazon, which has been experimenting with selling groceries, will buy the upmarket supermarket for $42 a share.
Investors greeted the deal as game-changing for the industry, sending shares of rival grocers plunging.
But Whole Foods, which had been under pressure, climbed.

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane sworn in despite wife's killing

Lesotho's new Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has been sworn in, two days after his estranged wife was shot dead.
There were doubts whether the inauguration would take place so soon after her killing.
Prime Minister Thabane's ABC party defeated his bitter rival Pakalitha Mosisili's party in a snap election earlier this month.

Former German chancellor, Helmut Kohl has died..

Helmut Kohl, the former German chancellor, and architect of reunification in 1990, has died at the 87. Bild newspaper reports that he died today at his house in Ludwigshafen, in the western state of Rhineland-Palatinate.

Kohl served as Chancellor of Germany from 1982 to 1998 (of West Germany 1982–90 and of the reunited Germany 1990–98) and as the chairman of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) from 1973 to 1998. From 1969 to 1976, he was Minister President of Rhineland-Palatinate.

GOtv Director Elected To GIBA Executive Committee

The Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA) has elected new executive members to run the affairs of the Association for the next three years.

At the Annual General Meeting held in the Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi on 8th June saw Mr. Cecil Sunkwa-Mills, Director of GOtv Ghana Limited being elected onto the council as Member responsible for Pay TV for the association.

South African Film Director, Tim Greene Calls ‘John & John’ A Rip-Off Of His Original Work

Tim Greene, a South African film director, is angry with Kofi Asamoah (Kofas), director of the popular Ghanaian movie ‘John & John’ for copying his movie ‘SKEEM’.

Tim, Creative Director at Quizzical Pictures, is not pleased that ‘John & John’ is a clear copy of his movie which was released in 2011.

Shortly after Kofas premiered the movie of during the Easter celebrations, many accused him of ‘copying and lifting’ the plot from a South African film.

Cristiano Ronaldo 'wants to leave' Real Madrid after being accused of tax fraud

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo is "upset" after being accused of tax fraud and wants to leave, a source close to the player told the BBC.
Spanish prosecutors have accused Ronaldo, 32, of defrauding the authorities of millions of euros in tax, which he has denied.

Video: Pastor Ashimolowo of KICC asks his members to donate $1000 or N1000 for every year they have lived on earth

A video of Pastor Ashimolowo  founder of Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC).asking his church members to donate $1,000 or N1,000 for every year they have lived on earth has gone viral.
In the video, the pastor could be heard asking his church members to sow seeds. First, a seed of $1,000 and the second, a seed of Glorious Expectation which was N1,000 for every year you have lived on earth.

Queen Elizabeth Pays Tribute to Children Who Died From WWI Bombing on 100th Anniversary

Queen Elizabeth II is remembering the 18 children who died from the first daylight raid in London during World War I.
On Thursday, the 91-year-old royal and her husband, Prince Philip, paid tribute to those were killed when a German bomb struck the Upper North Street School in Poplar, England, on June 13, 1917.
The two visited the school, which is now called Mayflower Primary School, as well as All Saints Church, where community members gathered together to commemorate the tragic incident's 100th anniversary. 

Bow Wow Denies That He Paid Fans to Chase Him Through the Street

Bow Wow has been forced to deny claims that he paid fans to chase him through the street for a recent publicity stunt.
According to People, the rapper and TV personality was filmed in Charlotte, North Carolina running away from screaming fans with his affiliates, with the footage subsequently uploaded onto social media on Sunday (June 11).

Guest Feature: Araba Sey: Most Models remain in the dark and are unexposed due to poor branding

Modeling like any other job is a respectable brand and challenging career that needs to be handled in the right way and held in high esteem.
Modeling has become highly competitive and demanding in today’s world.Many top models are making millions of money out of it and people are growing more love and admiration for models in the modeling industry and making them their mentors and role models.
Those who do not really understand the modeling job or are outside the modeling circle and act desperate to be models for fame or wealth, despite they don’t possess the Modeling abilities or potentials are those painting the modeling industry black and not understanding that modeling is a business and hence a respectable brand.

Trump-Russia inquiry: Vice-President Pence hires lawyer

Vice-President Mike Pence has hired an outside lawyer to handle his response to inquiries into possible ties between President Trump's campaign and Russia.
Richard Cullen is known for representing high profile clients.
Earlier, US media reported that Donald Trump was being investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller for possible obstruction of justice.

Court Remands A “Pastor” And Four Others, Over Witchcraft Allegation

The Bolgatanga District Court, presided over by His Worship Osman Abdul-Hakeem, has remanded another set of five persons in Prison custody, for threatening and molesting three old women they suspected to be witches, at Gare, in the Talensi district in the Upper East Region. According to Daily Guide, The Court also granted a Bench Warrant to the Police for the arrest of one Tarebon who is on the run. Their remand comes just two days after some five suspects were remanded in Police custody in connection with the lynching of an old woman, in the same Talensi district.

Driver in crash that killed 'America's Got Talent' contestant Dr. Brandon Rogers was reportedly asleep

The car accident that killed future "America's Got Talent" contestant Dr. Brandon Rogers reportedly took place when his friend who was driving fell asleep at the wheel.
Rogers was riding in the front seat of the vehicle when the driver dozed off, causing him to go off the right side of the road and veer head-first into a tree in Maryland on Saturday, TMZ reported.
The driver informed Maryland state police that he fell asleep following a lengthy shift at work, according to the report. The driver and a friend in the back seat each survived the crash.

Chief Justice nominee Sophia Akuffo to be Vetted Today

Chief Justice nominee Sophia Akuffo will be vetted by the Appointments Committee of parliament today, Friday June 16, 2017.

She was supposed to have been vetted on Monday June 19 but parliament found it prudent to do the vetting early to prevent a prolonged power gap at the office of the Chief Justice following the retirement of Justice Georgina Theodora Wood.

Abraham Attah and Hero film crew donate shoes to school children in Tamale

Teen actor, Abraham Attah and the Hero Film Crew have donated Toms shoes to underprivileged school children in the Northern Region on the 14th of June 2017.
As part of the Youngster’s Regional tour in the North, his foundation (Abraham Attah Foundation) partnered with the Hero Film Project to make such donations worth thousands of Ghana Cedis to needy school children in Tamale International School, SOS Children Village among others.

The scandalous wedding dress that everyone's talking about at Bridal Fashion Week

We've come a long way since the original, traditional, white wedding dresses. They first became culturally popular after the wedding of Queen Victoria in 1840, with the now ubiquitous white colour coming to represent the virginal purity of a bride. 
Of course, modern versions are somewhat different; for many, the dress is no longer a symbol of purity, with brides increasingly choosing more daring designs that show off their figure, reflecting a common wish of women to look desirable on their big day. But there's showing some flesh – a scooped back here, a thigh-high split there – and then there's this dress, which has become the talk of Bridal Fashion Week.

Shania Twain Releases First Single in 5 Years, Announces Release Date of Her New Album

After a very long wait, Shania Twain fans can finally revel in some new music. The country singer released her first single in five years on Thursday with the aptly named song "Life's About to Get Good," an upbeat anthem celebrating life's unexpected adventures.

Meet the 43-year-old South African man with 4 wives who wants other men to be polygamous (Photos)

Musa Mseleku, who's a businessman from Port Shepstone in KwaZulu-Natal, says he is happily married to four wives and wants other young men to join him in the polygamy club. The 43-year-old and his wives Busisiwe MaCele, Nokukhanya MaYeni, Thobile Mseleku, Mbali MaNgwabe and their 10 children are currently being featured in a reality show called 'Uthando Nes’thembu', which means 'Love and Polygamy'.

Woman murders her boyfriend on livestream when he tries to break up with her

A 20-year-old crazed woman killed her boyfriend by running over him with her car. According to several media reports, the reason she ran him over was because he told her he wanted to break up with her because he had met someone else.

Serbia to have first gay prime minister as Ana Brnabic is chosen

The president of Serbia has nominated a gay woman to be his prime minister in a double first for the deeply conservative Balkan state.
Ana Brnabic was chosen by the new President, Aleksandar Vucic. Her approval by parliament will be largely a formality, as his party and its allies hold an overwhelming majority.

Man mistaken for Cote D'Ivoire's former president Laurent Gbagbo attacked by angry citizens in France (Video)

A viral video of a man suspected to be Cote D'Ivoire's former president Laurent Gbagbo, who was attacked and beaten by angry citizens in France. 
In the video below, several men seen with the Ivorian country's flag around their necks, joined forces and pounced on the man after he was spotted walking on the streets of Paris.

Barack Obama Gives Heartfelt Introduction as Jay Z Becomes First Hip-Hop Artist in Songwriters Hall of Fame

Former President Barack Obama is a big fan of Jay Z. The former POTUS had nothing but kind words to say about the 47-year-old rapper, who became the first hip-hop artist to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on Thursday. 
In a pre-recorded video message, Obama began his introduction by naming this year's inductees: Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Chicago's Robert Lamm & James Pankow and Max Martin. He then congratulated his "friend and first-time ballot Hall of Famer," Jay Z.